Ravenswood Belloni Vineyard Zinfandel 2014
Winemaker Notes :
Belloni is a small (7.5 acres) vineyard in Sonoma's Russian River Valley that produces precious little fruit every year. Ravenswood has been harvesting grapes from the Russian River Valley's Belloni Vineyard since 1991.
The 2014 Belloni Vineyard Zinfandel displays dried flowers and perfume with bramble spice and incredible depth of fruit. It has good weight and lively acid.
|Appellation||Russian River Valley|
The Tasting PanelThis single vineyard designate combines 25% of other "mixed black" varieties to create a wine that implodes with fruit. On the nose, black cherry, mocha and violets are intense and heady. The floral tones subdue on the palate, dried lilacs, violets and mountain brush meld with blackberry and spiced cedar. The acid keeps it lively through the long finish.
Wine EnthusiastThis is a peppery, plummy wine with plenty of grip on the palate. Structured and meaty, it rides its ripeness with ease, showing a taste of vanilla soda on the finish. Mixed black grapes account for 25% of the whole and originate from vines planted around 1900.